Posted June 7, 2010
June 4, 2010 poster - please contact me at your earliest convenience. I would love to discuss your concerns. James Gray, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
My son is 5 years old and started Kindergarten this fall. He loves Hamilton, he thinks his teacher and the aid are the greatest people. He has learned more than I expected him to at this point. The teachers seem sharp and are willing to talk with you before or after school. I feel proud that my son attends Hamilton and I look forward to many happy years to come at this great little school.
My 5 year old and I love this school. I personally think the principal has done a great job. My daughter's teacher is at the school before school and at least an hour after school. I love the fact that school starts at 8am and I can go to work early. We are very happy with Hamilton staff and teachers.
We are finishing up our first year at Hamilton and couldnt be more pleased!! The teaching staff , asst principal & principal seem energetic and progressive in their teaching approaches I am suprised at the comment made here that staff and princpal are not responsive. Every time I have approached the Principal or my daughter's teacher with an issue or concern- it has been addressed to my satisfaction. I look forward to next year when I will have BOTH my children attending Hamilton!!
This school needs to work on addressing issues with bullies and staff yelling at the kids. The environment is oppressive and pejorative and positive encouragement and attitudes MUST become mandatory policy. To be effective, this school must leave the 8 am - 1:45 pm schedule and commit to longer school days that include things such as PE more than once or twice a week, recess every day, and more time for teachers to be able to actually TEACH. My child regularly reports having never seen the homework in class, so I must TEACH it to him. Frankly, poorly achieving teachers need to get the boot! The after school activities are not positive and leave students screaming in the cafeteria with little homework being accomplished. Teachers are not available in the morning and leave right after school (and some are not computer literate - how do we speak to them as parents?).
Extraemely dedicated principal and staff, dedicated paretns organization. Attentive to studen and family needs, quick responses and actions to help Hamilton grow.
I am a parent, and personally I do like Hamilton overall, and I am glad we have a new Principal & Assistant Prinicpal in place for the new year. In the previous years, The Pledge of Allegiance was not being recited, however, the new administration has assured me that it will be part of the daily routine, which makes me very happy! The teachers are good, there is one that I had a concern about, but it was addressed. I am excited about the extracurricular programs that Hamilton offers.
My son and daughter attended the preK at Hamilton and each had a wonderful experience. The preK teacher and her helpers did a great job at engaging and challenging each child and at his or her individual level. My son was in kindergarten last year, and we couldn't have been happier with his kindergarten year. Next year, my son will be in first grade and my daughter will be in kindergarten. We're so excited about the new principal and assistant principal who started on July 1, 2009. Hamilton has an active parent group and an active Local School Council. The parent group raised money to start an after-school Spanish program and an after-school sports program last year. This year, there are plans to have additional after-school programs.
My daughter has been attending since she was 3 years old and will be entering first grade this fall. She has thrived in the wonderful nurturing environment that Hamilton has provided. Each teacher is both wonderful and creative. The principal has a professional cadre of teachers and has created a school that exceeds the standards and excels.
All the teachers and principal are very professionals and responsables
My daughter started in second grade in April 2009, having just moved from Australia to the US. The teachers and children have been wonderful at helping her to settle in very quickly. After her first day at school she declared that it was the best day she has ever had at school! Academically speaking, I think the school is fantastic. We couldn't be happier.
Hamilton is a terrific little school that has done great things for our daughter.
We have a child in pre-k who is having a wonderful experience. The school is very attentive and caring, and the teachers are excellent. They make sure that the entire class is getting what is needed.
This is our second year at Hamilton. We love the PreK and the overall atmosphere of the school. We've been impressed by the teachers we've met in the higher grades, and the school's scores are outstanding (if that kind of thing matters to you). The teachers are dedicated, and the Principal is around all the time - I see her everyday at drop-off and pickup - and she is always happy to talk. She knows all the kids and I've seen her several times visiting the P to get involved in the learning. The arts programs are great - my PreK daughter has an art teacher, music teacher, gym teacher, and goes to multicultural studies. She learned the merengue from a professional dance instructor! The parent group is also really involved and dedicated to improving the school at all grade levels. We also like that the school is not overcrowded.
My son is starting his second year at Hamilton, and has had a positive experience. The teachers are involved, and the principal is always around and accessible. This year Hamilton has a new gym teacher and offers Spanish classes after school which my son loves. Later this year there will be a sports program after school.
great school my daughter has had nothing but positive experiances at hamilton
Great school excellant staff and administation. So glad I chose this outstanding school to send my child
We have 2 children attending Hamilton and we have been very happy there. The parent group has been working hard and has succeeded to raise funds for an after school sports program and Spanish classes. All CPS schools have budget issues so as a parent, you need to decide what is important to you and your family and work hard to get it. We have a gym teacher starting this year, dance, art, theatre, cultural studies, chorus, band, great test scores AND small class sizes! I would encourage other parents to send their kids here AND to get involved.
My two kids attend this school and we have been very happy there. I think the other reviews are just people who are complainers. My kids are very bright and gifted and this school has been wonderful for them. We'd rate it as an excellent neighborhood school!
I have two kids that attend this school, and alot of changes have happened over the years.First physical ed. was taken away, then they took library away.How are these kids suppose to improve in reading when your taking everything away,that really should be in the school.this will be my kids last year Hamilton.They don't like the school anymore.
Hamilton over the years have crumbled, i send two of my daughters there and the last 3 years the school came down falling i mean they canceled gym, all extracirruclars, it was horrible. So as a parent i will not encourage other parents to send their kids there. i mean the principal was never at school, even if she did she came every two weeks i mean it was bad. Hamilton a couple years ago and Hamilton now has changed alot and i doubt that it will even get any better.
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